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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

14 Apr 2013   #851
gregrocker

 

The Ipad is simply best in class. It remains to be seen if Win8 on touchscreens can catch up although it has some advantages with the live tiles vs. static icons, don't you think?

What's not at all workable is a touchscreen OS on a PC, ruining the optimal desktop experience. It makes as much sense as putting Win7 on an Ipad.


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14 Apr 2013   #852
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No one branding the desktop a dinosaur has yet explained what will replace it for millions who do the productive work that makes the world economy hum. They turned to MS for the best affordable desktop experience.

Will they turn their phones and tablets sideways to do spreadsheets, snap on rubbery keyboards to do word processing?

This is at least half of the market, so how are you ever going to squeeze them into a tablet or phone to do their real work when they can spread out and sit back in front of a 24" LED?



I guess their only explanation is just
"It's not about what the old timers want. it's about what the mobile society wants"

And the "half of the market" you mentioned doesn't count, that's just the "old timers".
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14 Apr 2013   #853
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The Ipad is simply best in class. It remains to be seen if Win8 on touchscreens can catch up although it has some advantages with the live tiles vs. static icons, don't you think?

What's not at all workable is a touchscreen OS on a PC, ruining the optimal desktop experience. It makes as much sense as putting Win7 on an Ipad.

Only if you can get past the UGLY. LOL
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14 Apr 2013   #854
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No one branding the desktop a dinosaur has yet explained what will replace it for millions who do the productive work that makes the world economy hum. They turned to MS for the best affordable desktop experience.

Will they turn their phones and tablets sideways to do spreadsheets, snap on rubbery keyboards to do word processing?

This is at least half of the market, so how are you ever going to squeeze them into a tablet or phone to do their real work when they can spread out and sit back in front of a 24" LED?



I guess their only explanation is just
"It's not about what the old timers want. it's about what the mobile society wants"

And the "half of the market" you mentioned doesn't count, that's just the "old timers".

And how will the 'mobile society' feel when all those 'Old-Timers' and their 'dinosaur' desktops
and laptops have gone, and there's no quality content for them to consume because they
killed-off the men and the machines which create that content? (And that's not to mention
the light-years of valuable knowledge and experience these 'Luddites' and 'fossils' possess).

Angry Birds version 134, anyone? Or yet another fart app?

Wenda.
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14 Apr 2013   #855
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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The problem is I don't really see Microsoft as being arrogant as they jut want to see if their product succeeds. This is what any company would do. I know the popular thing for everyone is that Microsoft immediately abandon ship, but sometimes you can't just pull the plug because your critics say so. If this were so, we wouldn't have any innovation.

Anyway it's too early to call. We'll see what Blue has to offer, than go from there. If the Market still hasn't warmed up to 8, then Microsoft will have to change or tweak some things.

And I still maintain that the desktop as we know it is gone. They'll be some changes, maybe not as drastic, but they will be changes. It's not about what the old timers want. it's about what the mobile society wants. It's forward, not backwards.

That's the way I see it.
Sygnus who said anything about "Abandon ship" or "Pull the plug"?
We're asking for some desktop friendly interface options built into W8! NOT abandoning ship!
Why are you against that?
Who said I was against that. I thought I answered your question. Sorry if it wasn't the answer you were looking for!

As for options, if you've been reading my posts, I'm clearly NOT against options. In fact I've said a number of times we need them. I believe you even quoted one of my posts saying that.

In the end, we all want the same thing, I'm just trying to provide perspective and reasoning.

And to be clear, I'm not getting into a pissing contest over this as we all have opinions. So the giant bold font and exclamation points are unnecessary here. It may be your style, but between it, and your tone, it sends a bad message.

I also notice you like to quote out of context; you might read what I've actually said. Again, I want what everyone else wants, a functional desktop that isn't all tabletcized (my word). But I also get where Microsoft wants to go with their futures OS's.

I know we're all passionate about our positions, but we can be peaceful too

Peace
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14 Apr 2013   #856
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Sygnus who said anything about "Abandon ship" or "Pull the plug"?
We're asking for some desktop friendly interface options built into W8! NOT abandoning ship!
Why are you against that?
Who said I was against that. I thought I answered your question. Sorry if it wasn't the answer you were looking for!

As for options, if you've been reading my posts, I'm clearly NOT against options. In fact I've said a number of times we need them. I believe you even quoted one of my posts saying that.

In the end, we all want the same thing, I'm just trying to provide perspective and reasoning.

And to be clear, I'm not getting into a pissing contest over this as we all have opinions. So the giant bold font and exclamation points are unnecessary here. It may be your style, but between it, and your tone, it sends a bad message.

I also notice you like to quote out of context; you might read what I've actually said. Again, I want what everyone else wants, a functional desktop that isn't all tabletcized (my word). But I also get where Microsoft wants to go with their futures OS's.

I know we're all passionate about our positions, but we can be peaceful too

Peace
Sorry if you took it that way Sygnus, it wasn't intended that way.
"Options" was only stressing a word, not a so called "pissing contest". There was no strong language involved or intended.
I've wondered about your tone a couple times as well but I gave you the benefit of the doubt.
Sometimes that just happens online when you can't hear or see the person.

Yes it does get passionate at times. As I've stated before that some of the arguments here should be directed at Microsoft, not each other. If you agree like you said that M$ should indeed make some accomodations for the desktop needs of a large portion of their customer base, which is not unreasonable, then you and I are not far apart.
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14 Apr 2013   #857
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This is true.

At any rate it seems I've become the unofficial spokesperson for Microsoft and W8, and that is not my intention. I wasn't impressed with the OS either till I started playing with it. Sure it could use some polishing, and yes a dedicated desktop version would be nice. So we'll see what's next.

I'm out.

Peace
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14 Apr 2013   #858
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Dallas take a deep breath and ponder on this.

Windows 7 users don't want to stop or hinder any operating system on any device. We don't want people to use desktops if they don't want to. If people want their computing experience to be mobile that is hunky dory.

It's not a choice of take one or the other. (mobile or non-mobile) We want both or all. We want the ability of choosing which device to use and when. To make this happen we need operating systems that fits the way each device is designed to be used.
I know of no one who wants to stop or hinder the mobile market. Let it grow and allow those that choose mobile be happy. Please keep in mind that desktop/laptop users can and do use mobile devices also. I would venture to say that most mobile devices are designed for social media. That is a good thing if one choose to do that.

All PC/Laptop users are asking/wanting is a operating system that works well and correctly on such hardware.
The market place is telling the world that Windows 8 as it is today is not getting the job done. I'm not going to show a bunch of articles to prove a point; we have all read lots of them already.

Microsoft doesn't have to abandon 100 million plus PC/Laptop users to join the mobile market. Microsoft can be a big player in both markets and I wish them well in both.
Windows 7 users would move to Windows 8 when desired or needed if Windows 8 could get the job done.
Most of us have went up through the chain of Microsoft operating system which indicates we are not scarred of change. We like change but only when it is a change for the better.
All PC/Laptop users are asking for is a operating system the fits the needs of PC/Laptop users. We do not want Microsoft to abandon the mobile market to make a PC/Laptop operating system.
Microsoft could be a big player in both markets if they would remove their head from the dark orifice they have placed it in.
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14 Apr 2013   #859
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I may have played this broken record before but there are simply too many practical office based applications for laptops/pcs for them to be abandoned. Correspondence, data entry, financial programs (inc Excel), CAD, Photo processing, software development...blah, blah. I do all of this even in a home environment.
A touch screen tablet doesn't cut it. But you'd be mad to think tablet devices don't have a place - the sales show it! IMO you need to make them complementary devices without nobbling desktops in the process. The general comments here suggest Windows 8 hasn't cut it.
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14 Apr 2013   #860
gregrocker

 

I wasn't making a statement so much as honestly asking: What replaces the desktop experience for the productive work that drives the world economy? How is this done on mobile devices?

I already understand the cloud and have found a way to integrate it in my desktop experience seamlessly with Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Help Forums.
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